Jabba’s Diecast

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I met Jabba though his work as a modeller and first saw what he did on Ebay, after a few short discussions he agreed to share some of his work with our website, therefore we have given Jabba his own page. this is an on going project and will continually be updated as pictures become available.

I found his work not long after I did my own article here on banger racers and whereas I used old bent cars and hand painted them, Jabba has gone to much greater lengths of spraying them, and to re-create roll bars, the single seats, even with harnesses, an original and faithful replica of what banger racing is all about and spends his spare time at the tracks in Kings Lynn UK.

Not only that but further down the page you will find some stunning conversions and again the attention to detail is amazing, I will leave you with Jabba’s work all described in his own words.

If you like what you see you can contact Jabba direct at sarahjane.77@btinternet.com or you can find him on Ebay under awes1234


All models have stripped out interiors with H frame roll cages, number plates added to roofs and realistic damage.

Blue and red Matchbox Renault 5

Purple and red Corgi 1/32 scale Ford Sierra, rebuilt interior.

Black Corgi Juniors Ford Sierra

Red and Yellow “damaged” Corgi Ford Escort.

Powder Blue Majorette Merc Limo

Blue, pink and gold Corgi Nova

Green and Blue Matchbox Sterling – rebuilt look.

Green and yellow Matchbox Ford Sierra XR4i, heavily ground shell, Corgi wheels and custom bump bars.

Purple and white Matchbox Ford Cortina – white wheels.


1/24 scale Burrago Ford Capri DTM

Body stripped and repainted Ford Artic Blue and lacquered.

Details picked out using Matt black, window surrounds, vents and handles.

Bonnet made removable due to damaged arm.

Engine bay redone by adding battery, leads and repainting.

Interior changed from racer by adding extra seat, carpeting throughout, red harnesses on seats, dashboard dials detailed in, door cards covered to match carpet. Windows polished.

Rear bay redone by painting fuel tanks aluminium and then clear red. Roll cage was painted silver.

Lights redone and were re-painted using clear red and orange over silver. I also added side indicators.

Custom exhaust system added giving twin tail pipes.

Wire spoke wheels and low profile tyres added.

Mounted on original Burrago plastic plinth.

Decal number plates finish it off.


1/24th Scale Bburago BMW M3

This model was converted from a standard Bburago M3.


I stripped the shell down and gave it some grey primer, 2 coats of Ford Tonic paint and 2 coats of lacquer.

The interior was dis-assembled and modified to include carpets, leather seats, parcel shelf mounted amp, dash mounted DVD screen and rear sub speakers.

The shell was detailed with matt black paint for window surrounds, handles and vents.

The wheels were purchased and are a Lexus design with low profile tyres.

All the lights were re-painted using clear red and orange over silver. I also added side indicators.

All BMW decals were re-applied along with an AC Schnitzer one on the boot.

The spoiler is from a Mitsubishi Evo 8 and was sprayed to match the car colour.

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